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"Everybody wanna tell you how to do it, but they never did it." —Jay Z
We don’t really want things. We want the feelings we think those things will give us.
"No, we don't use open source." — said no successful startup in the past 5 years.
Better to have shipped and failed than to have never shipped at all.
Almost all bad product decisions start with people in a conference room saying "sure, that sounds good." Road to hell is paved with apathy.
The best pitch is made of a number of obvious and uncontroversial statements that add up to an ambitious achievable future.
A technical capability is not necessarily a useful product. A useful product is not necessarily a scalable business.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. --Mahatma Gandhi
Next time you're down, remember life isn't linear, it's stochastic.
Founders worldwide want to come to the USA to start tomorrow's great cos. O1A visas could be the way forward. http://m.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/07/25/with-immigration-reform-off-the-agenda-some-in-tech-turn-to-plan-b/ …
The Louis CK 70% decision rule — if you're 70% happy with it, just go with it http://sub.garrytan.com/the-louis-ck-70-percent-decision-rule-if-youre-70-percent-happy-with-it-just-go-with-it …
Design and user experience is the new intellectual property. --Ron Conway #sus11
A bold call by the NY Times editorial board. Legalize. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/07/27/opinion/sunday/high-time-marijuana-legalization.html?smid=fb-nytimes&WT.z_sma=OP_RPA_20140726&bicmp=AD&bicmlukp=WT.mc_id&bicmst=1388552400000&bicmet=1420088400000&_r=2 …
Startups are so manic depressive. Every founder seems to be either on the best day or worst day of their lives.
Founders: What are you doing right now? Is that thing a 10X improvement or a 10% improvement? Always work on 10X. Every minute counts.
Cofounder, http://Posthaven.com — Partner, Y Combinator — Writes software, dreams.